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August 11   -   ArtsJournal: music

Leonard Bernstein's Near-Death Experiences In Philadelphia

When he first arrived in the City of Brotherly Love, to attend Curtis, Lenny described it as "a city of dust and grit and horror." And while one of those near-death experiences was metaphorical, a professional disaster, the other was real: he nearly got shot. David Patrick Stearns has the stories (and others, too).

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